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07.07.2018 03:36
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Mohammad Hafeez is opening for Pakistan. Playing the first attacking shot of the innings, after five and a half overs of good cricket. Its a poor imitation of Brian Laras back-of-a-length swivel pull that sails high and handsome, straight to the only man within 50 metres of it. Hafeez stares down at fine leg as if it is the first time he has ever seen that position before. His pure disbelief in hitting a ball in the air to an area that is covered on almost every cricket ground in the world is incredible.He is out, and embarrassed. But Pakistan have ten more men. They will stand up.The sun is out at Edgbaston. Cricket wisdom says this is a good thing. The pitch looks like a second-day pitch; it has barely a scar of battle. And it plays much the same way; flat, safe, lifeless. It hasnt seamed or swung much all day.England look frustrated. Four overthrows are followed by three of their bowlers looking sullen at once. Steven Finn is still wicketless. Moeen Ali knows much is expected of him in a series he has mostly been hidden. And England know that The Oval may help Pakistan a fair bit.Then there is Sami Aslam, a man who was running drinks for Shan Masood a week ago, who is now batting like a ten-year Test match opener. Azhar Ali is in even better form than his first innings hundred. Behind them are two of the all-time greatest batsmen in Pakistani cricket. And two quality players at No.6 and 7. Not that they are needed with Aslam and Azhar in complete control. This is Pakistans time.Every wicket should be England prying it from their vice-like grip. They cannot afford one more Hafeez-type wicket.At lunch something changes. England goes from patient, to persistent. Stuart Broad bowls probing stuff, Moeen finds tricky drift. This is Englands time.Pakistan want to be No. 1, the undefeated at home, the warriors who travel, this is the match you need to save. Perhaps their chance of winning is gone, but the real teams, they fight like dogs to make sure they are not beaten. A day like this will have one moment when it will look impossible. It will be hard, but it is supposed to be hard to be the best, you are supposed to struggle.Azhar is the first to feel the pressure. He leaves a ball from Broad that he should have left, but England moan and he worries. A few balls later he plays the same kind of ball and misses. Then he does get an edge and it doesnt reach Alastair Cook at slip. Now Moeen is beating him as well. It was his innings that looked steady as a rock; now it looks like a bunch of pebbles being thrown up in the air. He nervously pushes at a well-flighted ball from Moeen, his hand comes off the bat, and the wheels come off Pakistans batting line-up. It is only one wicket, only two in over a third of the day, but it doesnt feel like only that, it feels like Pakistan has Hafeezed two wickets and the rest are entering a fire. England expect more. Aslam has gone from a stoic crease warrior to an endless worrier, hitting the ball into his pads, playing and missing and barely getting away with jabbing down on a yorker. At the other end the Younis Khan impersonator continued to hop around until he lunged at a ball he didnt need to be anywhere near, and he was the third Hafeez.At this time the tiny amount of reverse swing that Broad had found had started to go even further for James Anderson. It is Test cricket, on the final day, and it is tough, even with the many things in their favour, nothing is easy. But that is what was always going to happen. There was always going to be a period when the English team got it, they worked out the pitch, found spin, or made the ball talk, and when Pakistan had to stand tall. This should have been their time, and instead, they cowered and hoped it would go away.Misbah-ul-Haq, the one man who usually stands up, is pushing at everything. It is Finns best spell of the series; Misbah is taken. This is not how Hafeez would have been dismissed, as he simply wouldnt have been that close to the ball in the first place. But without Misbah, who cares?Asad Shafiq is a flurry of movement at the crease, all the poise he has shown in the series is completely non-existent. His batting, his referring, his general aura, is all confused. Sarfraz Ahmed brings his natural energy to the crease, chases a wide one and leaves. And then Aslam, the young man who had set up the platform, who had tamed the moving ball, who had survived the panic, leaves a dead straight ball.Not all their batsmen played a Hafeez shot, but the entire batting line up went the full Hafeez. When they needed to be at their absolute best, when they needed to prove they could be No. 1, when they needed to believe, they lost 4 for 1. They were at their absolute worst, they proved they couldnt be No. 1, and they showed they already knew it.These men, the Hafeez clan, then sit on the balcony and watch their tailenders, the worst of them, handle the bowling, the pitch, the pressure, for longer, and better. They saw 67 balls from Rahat Ali, and his back-foot drives, and Sohail Khan, with his legs side slogs, as it all got easier, and they werent there to use it. This team wont be together forever; you only get so many chances. Their chance to fight lasted 23 balls.They are out, and embarrassed. But Pakistan have one more Test. They must stand up. Leon Jacobs Jersey . Miikka Kiprusoff had just announced his retirement after a decade-long run in Calgary and it would be up to Berra and Ramo to fill the void. 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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- In its first true road test with a young team, Auburn passed with flying colors.Jared Harper scored 21 points and Danjel Purifoy added 16 to lead Auburn to a 74-70 victory over UAB on Saturday night.The young Tigers (6-1) proved capable of handling a hostile environment in their first true road game of the season, outlasting UAB (4-4) in front of the first sellout crowd at Bartow Arena since March 23, 2010.We did not play well in the first half and we were very fortunate to be in range, Auburn coach Bruce Pearl said. I think UAB probably went into the locker room at halftime going, `Gosh, were only up by three. They outplayed us, they defended us, they rattled us. And our freshmen, with the exception of Jared Harper, looked like freshmen. Then in the second half, we played pretty well.Auburn shot 50 percent from the field and outscored UAB 41-33 in the second half. The Tigers knocked down 11 3-pointers, the most since they made 13 in the season opener against North Florida, outscoring UAB 33-12 from beyond the arc.Harper torched the Blazers for 15 points on five 3-pointers in the first half, but the true freshman was forced to take a seat early in the second half with three fouls.I told you he was going to be worth the price of admission, and he is, Pearl said. As a little, quick guard with that kind of range, he kept us in range (in the first half).Purifoy, the freshman forward who was tied with Mustapha Heron for the team lead in points per game entering the contest, stepped up in Harpers absence. Purifoy scored 11 of his 14 points in the second half, including three of his four 3-pointers.Heron also asserted himself in the second half, scoring eight of his 11 points after the intermission.We had to (step up), Purifoy said. Like I said in the beginning, Jared, he led us on his back. He kind of fell short a little bit in the second half, but we had to pick him up and he started getting going again.UAB earned a 40-31 advantage on thee boards, but leading scorer Chris Cokley was forced out of the game with 8:24 remaining when he was called for a personal foul and subsequently drew a technical foul call for arguing with the referee.dddddddddddd He finished with eight points and seven rebounds.William Lee led UAB with 13 points, and Hakeem Baxter added 12 points on 5 of 8 shooting.Auburn regained the lead, its first since the 13:29 mark in the first half, on a T.J. Dunans jumper with 13:34 remaining in the second half. The bucket came in the middle of a 14-2 run that gave Auburn the lead for good.I thought we got off to a very good start feeding off the crowd and ended the half on a high note, UAB coach Rob Ehsan said. We got into a lull in the second half offensively. We couldnt get a rhythm going.BIG PICTUREAuburn: UABs advantage in the post was negated by the Tigers athleticism and hot shooting stroke from outside. The win gave Auburn some momentum as it heads into an 8-day hiatus.UAB: The Blazers season has been up and down so far, as theyve been unable to win consecutive games over their first eight contests. They hit the road twice in the next week looking for some consistency.ROLE PLAYERAs Harper dealt with foul trouble early in the second half, Auburns Ronnie Johnson entered at point guard and scored six consecutive points in the second half to stretch Auburns lead to eight with 11:17 remaining.STAT OF THE NIGHTHarper and Purifoy combined to make seven of eight free throws in the final 2:24 of the game, icing the victory for Auburn as UAB vied for a late comeback.UP NEXTAuburn: The Tigers get an extended break before traveling to New York on Monday, Dec. 12, to face Boston College in the Under Armour Reunion at Madison Square Garden.UAB: The Blazers will look to get back on track Wednesday at Stephen F. Austin after their second loss in three games. Youth NFL Jerseys Cheap Cheap Jerseys Online China Jerseys Wholesale Cheap NFL Hoodies Wholesale NFL T-shirts Stitched Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2020 ' ' '

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